Carl Albert State College

Poteau, OK 74953
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Carl Albert State College (CASC) is located in Poteau, Oklahoma. CASC was established back in 1933as Poteau Junior College and then became Poteau Community College after that. It changed to its current name in 1971 to honor former Speaker of the House Carl Albert. There are approximately 3300 students enrolled in the school currently. Students at CASC will be able to enjoy 28 different academic programs with many associate’s degrees and certificates being available. The school provides everyone in the community with access to affordable education that helps students to foster success in their lives.

The CASC nursing program has remained a consistently popular option at this school. This school has an associate’s degree in nursing program that has helped to produce many successful nurses over the years. There will also be LPN-to-RN advanced placement options for those who qualify. Students will be able to hone their craft at CASC in order to find success in their professional careers. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to apply for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. The CASC nursing program is approved by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleDistant Town
Number of Students2,068
Student to Faculty Ratio25:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate60%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 7 19
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 79.7%

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Institutional Accreditations
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1978 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
11/01/1985 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$80/credit
In State Students$80/credit
Out of State Students$202/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $3,600 $3,600 $9,090
ADN 70 $5,600 $5,600 $14,140
BSN 125 $10,000 $10,000 $25,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of Carl Albert State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 62% $4,910
Other Federal Grant 27% $2,172
State Grant & Scholarships 31% $2,026
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 29% $2,372
Federal Student Loans 18% $3,681
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$3,686
$30,001 to $48,000$3,757
$48,001 to $75,000$6,769
$75,001 to $110,000$9,536
Over $110,000$8,990

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Ethnic Diversity
Two or more races
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Oklahoma state board of nursing.

Carl Albert State College
1507 S McKenna
Poteau, OK 74953

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